Comments on: Next of Kin https://www.gabrielserafini.com/blog/2004/10/30/next-of-kin/ Founder, Serafini Studios & Share the Practice Thu, 10 Mar 2005 21:02:10 +0000 hourly 1 By: admin https://www.gabrielserafini.com/blog/2004/10/30/next-of-kin/comment-page-1/#comment-3260 Thu, 10 Mar 2005 21:02:10 +0000 http://www.gabrielserafini.com/archives/2004/10/30/next-of-kin#comment-3260 Dear TERESA,

Google for Nigerian Scam and you will find LOTS of examples such as this. It can be hard to convince people, though, because it sounds SO believable and they think, man, sounds too good to be true, and MAYBE it IS true, and if so, how much money am I passing up if I ignore this.

Your father should ignore this unless he wants to lose money. If he is in contact with these folks, I would suggest a similar response as I was sarcastically suggesting above: have him request a $10,000 up front payment from THEM to facilitate things on this end. I would suspect that they will move on to other fish to fry.

Keep in mind: the people generating these letters are PROFESSIONAL CON PEOPLE. They make money by crafting beautiful and plausible lies. Hopefully your dad will not lose money on this.

P.S. I got this totally out of the blue, and wasn’t born yet when Vietnam was going on. 🙂

Thanks for your comment and good luck with your dad.

Gabriel

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By: TERESA KOESLER https://www.gabrielserafini.com/blog/2004/10/30/next-of-kin/comment-page-1/#comment-3259 Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:59:46 +0000 http://www.gabrielserafini.com/archives/2004/10/30/next-of-kin#comment-3259 PLEASE HELP!, I THINK MY FATHER JACK P KOESLER IS BEING SCAMMED BY A SO CALLED FOREIGN OPERATIONS PERSON FROM NIGERIA HE WAS GIVEN THE STORY ABOUT A ENGR JOHNSON CREEKS THEY HAVE SENT HIMDEATH CERTIFICATES AND DEPOSIT NOTES WITH THIS GUYS NAME, I AM STILL TRYING TO RESERCH THIS, I CANNOT GET HIM TO BELIEVE IT MAY BE A SCAM, HE SAID DURING VIETNAM HE WAS PART OF AN ELITE GROUP THAT DID COUNTERESPIONAGE AND CONTRACT MISSIONS BUT THAT ALOT OF IT IS STILL CLASSIFIED, I NEED TO KNOW HOW THEY GOT YOUR NAME AND IF THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN YOU AND MY FATHER, ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, I HAVE TRIED TO SEND MY DAD A COPY OF THIS SITE SHOWING THAT THE STORY ABOUT THIS ENGINEER WAS SENT TO SOMEONE ELSE AS WELL, BUT CANNOT SEEM TO GET IT TO HIM.

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